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3D prime minister

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Rapturous applause for India's now Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

However, look closely and you'll see it's not really him, but a hologram.

With 800 million voters to reach, the technology allowed him to address audiences in different places at the same time on the campaign trail.

Now, the company behind this kit is looking at new ways of using it.

They hope ideas like this 3D yoga instructor could stretch the limits of the technology.

rapturous

showing great pleasure or excitement

hologram

a special type of photograph which looks 3D

to address

(here) to speak to a group of people

the campaign trail

a series of planned events a politician takes part in while trying to get elected

stretch the limits

do more than is thought possible

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

rapturous / hologram / to address / the campaign trail / stretch the limits

1.
"But if that really happened, it would be an extreme case that would truly _________ of what is considered to be possible."

2.
Mr Gove and Mrs May are both set _________ the House of Commons.

3.
The Tribune says Mrs Gandhi, a three-time MP from Rae Bareli, was given a "_________ welcome" on her arrival and was showered with rose petals.

4.
Ms Yingluck performed well on _________ - people seemed to warm to her.

5.
The event also saw a _________ of the late Michael Jackson taking to the stage, along with performances from John Legend and Lorde, among others.

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How did you do?

1

stretch the limits

2

to address

3

rapturous

4

the campaign trail

5

hologram

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